Citric Acid Anhydrous

Particulars

CAS number

77-92-9 

Molecular formula

C6H8O7

Molar mass

192.124 g/mol (anhydrous)

Melting point

153 °C, 426 K, 307 °F

Boiling point

175 °C, 448 K, 347 °F (decomposes)

Synonyms

3-carboxy-3-hydroxypentanedioic acid, 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid

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Citric Acid in Detail:

A commodity chemical, citric acid is a natural occurring preservative present in many citrus fruits like lemon and orange. It is a natural component present in the human cells that is degraded, metabolized and eliminated from the human body. At room temperature, citric acid is seen as hygroscopic crystalline powder. It is generally, slightly stronger than other carboxylic acids due to the presence of anions which stabilize by intra molecular hydrogen bonding. 

Being cheap, healthy and easily obtainable in large amount, it is one of the main ingredients used in diverse food and beverage industries. It can not only be used in the form of a flavor compound, but can also enhance the activity of variant and beneficial antioxidants.

It is not at all difficult to store citric acid as it can be conveniently kept in air tight containers or even plastic bags, at room temperature. If stored properly, it can also be kept for years. Citerate salts are also used to deliver those minerals which are only available in biological form in variety of dietary supplements. Being a buffering agent, it is used to control pH in pharmaceuticals. Apart from these uses, it has various other applications, including the ones mentioned below:

Acts as a stabilizer

If citric acid is used in adequate amount, while being used in canning process, it can prevent botulism, a harmful form of food poisoning. Moreover, if citric acid is combined with fruits and vegetables, it can help in minimizing discoloration and oxidation that occurs naturally over a period of time.

Acts as a natural medicine

Because Citric acid can be obtained naturally, it is one of the most frequently used preservatives today. Lemon salt is used for significantly long time to marmalade both meat and fish as it increases acidity of the bacterial environment which resists microbes to reproduce. 

Let’s take a look on some medical benefits of citric acid:

• It prevents the formation of stones in body, thus ensuring proper functioning of body parts.
• As it is an antioxidant, it can neutralize damaging effects of the several unstable compounds present in the body which can further trigger the development of cancerous tumors.
• Being one of the common elements in face packs and skin products, it helps in regeneration of skin tissues.
• It can quickly and effectively minimize the impact of nausea.

Despite of tremendous and surplus health benefits, it is vital to note that intake of citric acid should be made after proper consultation from a physician.

Other applications

Citric acid is a weak organic compound which makes it a powerful water softener. It breaks down the trace amounts of metal present in water and is considered an ideal choice for treating hard water. The compound is also used during alcohol production for improving its taste. Other than this, citric acid is also used in photography for developing photographic films. It is also a key component of the natural aerobic process of respiration and can also be used in several household uses including a carpet cleaner.

We provide fine quality citric acid for various industries and individuals, as per their needs and requirements.

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